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An historic town.

Llantwit Major, or Llanilltud Fawr, is a small town along the heritage coast in the Vale of Glamorgan, in South Wales. It is situated about 20 miles South-West of Cardiff, the capital of Wales. It is an historic town with many hidden features, generally unnoticed by the average passer by. A good local guide to the town can be foiund at www.llantwit-major.net.

History

The people of Llantwit Major, or Llanilltud Fawr, live in a place which has been occupied for over 3000 years. Bronze Age and Iron Age people, and the Romans lived here before the Celtic Church made this a place of national importance, but the oldest buildings now seen in the town were built by the Normans.

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